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Many African-Americans Concerned About Obama’s Focus on Immigrant Rights
McClatchy ^ | Monday, February 11, 2013 | William Douglas and Franco Ordonez

Posted on 02/11/2013 4:15:30 PM PST by kristinn

No sooner did President Barack Obama and a group of senators separately outline proposals to revamp the nation’s immigration system than the phone lines on several African-American-oriented talk radio shows heated up with callers blasting the plans.

“Amnesty,” complained Frankie from Maryland recently on the nationally syndicated “Keeping it Real with Al Sharpton.”

A political payback to Hispanic voters that does little or nothing for African-Americans, reasoned Sam from Milwaukee on Wisconsin’s 1290 WMCS AM’s “Earl Ingram Show.”

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Still, Ingram says many of his listeners see Obama’s attempt to push forward on immigration as a reminder of what the president hasn’t done to improve economic conditions for African-Americans.

“I would say a bulk of my listenership is anti-immigration,” he said.

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The African-American unemployment rate is at 13.8 percent, according to recently released government figures, nearly twice the 7 percent jobless rate for whites. The nation’s overall unemployment rate is 7.9 percent. For Hispanics, the rate is 9.7 percent.

A 2009 study by George Borjas of Harvard University, Jeffrey Grogger of the University of Chicago and George Hanson of the University of California, San Diego, looked at 1960-2000 Census data and found that as immigrants disproportionately increased the supply of workers in a particular area, wages of African-American workers in that area fell, the employment rate declined and the incarceration rate rose.

“Our analysis suggests that a 10 percent immigration-induced increase in the supply of a particular skill group reduced the black wage by 2.5 percent, lowered the employment rate of black men by 5.9 percentage points, and increased the incarceration rate of blacks by 1.3 percentage points,” the professors wrote in the study.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 02/11/2013 4:15:43 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

They should look at Watts and be very concerned.


2 posted on 02/11/2013 4:18:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kristinn

I just watched a news story posted on U Tube- a woman with 15 kids DEMANDING that someone has to pay! Disgusting!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPRtIOmPOD0&sns=em


3 posted on 02/11/2013 4:20:40 PM PST by Mark (For the first time in my life, I'm no longer proud of my country.)
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To: kristinn

HA. They can just shut up and obey the little tin god they worship.


4 posted on 02/11/2013 4:22:02 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: kristinn; cripplecreek

When the reporter said, “African-American,” I hope that he was referring to people who were born in Africa. About 2/3 of Blacks, I know, hate being called African-Americans. They know that, since a dictionary defintion of “African” is “a resident of Africa,” an African-American must be anyone who was born in Africa, immigrated to the U.S., and became an American citizen. 3% of South Africans have ancestors who came from India. If one of them becomes a U.S. citizen, he or she would be an African-American.


5 posted on 02/11/2013 4:22:43 PM PST by PhilCollins
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To: kristinn

In spite of what the ruling class says, Americans in general, are not for amnesty and want the borders closed.


6 posted on 02/11/2013 4:23:21 PM PST by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: kristinn

Democrats are just looking for the fastest way to grow their base. they already have the the Black vote, but with abortion it’s just not growing fast enough, so they can afford to dump on them and pander to the Hispanics. After all Biden has as much as said that “ Latinos are the center of the nations future”. I guess the democrats are telling Blacks they are yesterdays news!


7 posted on 02/11/2013 4:23:59 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: kristinn
The African-American unemployment rate is at 13.8 percent,

It will be closer to 20% with 15-20 million new legalized illegals.

8 posted on 02/11/2013 4:27:27 PM PST by umgud
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To: Mastador1

“I guess the democrats are telling Blacks they are yesterdays news!”

That’s EXACTLY what they are telling them. But, they’ll still give the Dims monolithic support.


9 posted on 02/11/2013 4:27:27 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: kristinn

Obama is the dad you never had. Chris Rock says shut and listen to him !


10 posted on 02/11/2013 4:27:56 PM PST by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: cripplecreek

Take a look at Compton, CA. Compton is next to Watts. Black people are being told to get out by the Klan with a tan. There is a lot of friction between the Mexicans and the blacks in the LA area. They really don’t like each other.


11 posted on 02/11/2013 4:29:26 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: kristinn
proposals to revamp the nation’s immigration system than the phone lines on several African-American-oriented talk radio shows heated up with callers blasting the plans

African-American cant we drop the African as many have never seen or came from their.
Signed Finnish,Chinese,German- American. /s Born and raised here in America. I am American Period.

12 posted on 02/11/2013 4:31:46 PM PST by bikerman (Gun control does nothing to stop gun violence. But then, Washington specializes in the art of doing)
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To: forgotten man
There is a lot of friction between the Mexicans and the blacks in the LA area. They really don’t like each other.

Its the same everywhere. In the nearest city to me there's a clear dividing line between two neighborhoods that were primarily black. Now one is black and the other Mexican with a steady stream of police cars between them.
13 posted on 02/11/2013 4:32:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kristinn

It only took 130 years, but in 1996 BJ Clinton solved the unaddressed problem of the Civil War contraband: his Welfare Reform slashed their birthrate (by ending cash for kids) so they could be replaced by a better “Hispanic” underclass. It worked like a charm, with Hispanics passing blacks 10 years earlier than forecast (2000 instead of 2010). Now blacks can sit on their urban reservations and watch the world pass them by, as the administration of those reservations switches over to Hispanic hands.


15 posted on 02/11/2013 4:33:55 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: cripplecreek

“In the nearest city to me there’s a clear dividing line between two neighborhoods that were primarily black. Now one is black and the other Mexican with a steady stream of police cars between them.”

In northern NJ the black neighborhoods, while shrinking, are being encircled by Hispanic buffer zones. As Hispanics overtake them politically, economically, and demographically, blacks are fading into obscurity.


16 posted on 02/11/2013 4:36:52 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kristinn
By the end of 2015 they may understand, any promises given to them by white liberals were just pillow talk. Now that there is a fresh, larger demographic to go after, well, blacks will be the girl you call if your first choice turns you down.

Barak Obama was the first black liberal president, and he will be the last. Any further black presidents will be Republican or another party.

17 posted on 02/11/2013 4:41:04 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Mastador1

“Democrats are just looking for the fastest way to grow their base. they already have the the Black vote, but with abortion it’s just not growing fast enough, so they can afford to dump on them and pander to the Hispanics.”

The black abortion rate is very much an intended consequence of Dem policies; when they weren’t getting enough abortions BJ Clinton ended cash-for-kids (which was followed by an immediate drop in the black birthrate).


18 posted on 02/11/2013 4:41:04 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kristinn

Useful idiots never figure out what they are until they are no longer useful.


19 posted on 02/11/2013 4:41:43 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: kristinn

Blah, blah, blah. If there was another presidential election
next Tuesday these same whiners would individually cast
as many votes for Obama as they could get away with just
like they did last November. They get what they vote for
just as much as the rest of us get what we voted against.


20 posted on 02/11/2013 4:43:24 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: kristinn

"Do you hear anything, Joe?"


21 posted on 02/11/2013 4:54:04 PM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: kristinn

Hey Black America! STFU and get back on the Democrat Plantation / Talking Points. We know you’ll vote for them while they murder you by the millions, so quitcherbitchen.


22 posted on 02/11/2013 4:56:40 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: kristinn

Why are black people so racist?


23 posted on 02/11/2013 4:57:43 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: forgotten man

When the SHTF that’s the first war that will break out; Hispanics vs. blacks. Or like the L.A. riots, that could be the start of the S Hitting The Fan.


24 posted on 02/11/2013 4:57:52 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Mark
I just watched a news story posted on U Tube- a woman with 15 kids DEMANDING that someone has to pay! Disgusting!

Yes the KIDS 15 daddies!!! Not the TAXPAYERS you lazy SLUT!!!

25 posted on 02/11/2013 5:00:18 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Well, Obama was VERY clear about his stance on illegal immigration. Weren’t these people listening back before the election?

Oh, wait ...they never DO listen. They just vote for him because he’s black.


26 posted on 02/11/2013 5:01:08 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: ought-six

“I guess the democrats are telling Blacks they are yesterdays news!”

Brother Obamadingdong is selling black folk down the River!

Elections have consequences


27 posted on 02/11/2013 5:02:00 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: kristinn

Blacks believe this whole get-even-with-em-ism that the Left preaches and they are thinking it’s supposed to be *their turn* to get all the spoils. It upsets them to see the Hispanics get theirs and the gays get theirs but the blacks have largely got nothing. In fact, their incomes have taken a major hit while Obama was in off.

I’d love to see a black person with a t-shirt or a bumper sticker that says “I voted for this chump twice and all I got was this crappy phone.”


28 posted on 02/11/2013 5:12:02 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Tzimisce
Why are black people so racist?

The straight answer to that question is that the American negro population has be specifically targetted by the forces of global communism for almost a century now, and the virulent anti-white racism you see from them is a direct result of that.
29 posted on 02/11/2013 5:13:19 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Tzimisce
be -> been

More information on the subject can be found here.
30 posted on 02/11/2013 5:16:38 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Sivad
Outside of a questionable exit poll process you haven't heard very much about actual African-American voting in the 2012 election.

Obama dropped a good 4 million votes from his 2008 total ~ so who were they? There are no indications that they were Hispanic, nor white, nor whatever ~ so who just didn't show up?

Counting the normal growth of the Democrat voting strength over 4 years, we may even be missing 6 million voters ~ if they were African-Americans, we are looking at Stage I of a movement of a segment of a major Democrat coalition partner to somewhere else ~

NOTE: These movements never occur as a consequence of a political campaign. They are forged earlier.

We probably should have been running a candidate whose number one focus was on jobs, jobs, jobs ~ he could have taken advantage of this event.

31 posted on 02/11/2013 5:20:08 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: cripplecreek
They should look at Watts and be very concerned.

Watts? My (deceased) grandparents' house is in Watts. My old aunt and uncle still live there, and are practically the last black folks still living on their block. It's mostly Hispanic now.

32 posted on 02/11/2013 5:40:55 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: PhilCollins
About 2/3 of Blacks, I know, hate being called African-Americans.

I never accepted that term. Even before I escaped the lib/Dem mind control plantation, I refused to let anyone label me that way.

I'm a proudly unhyphenated American.

33 posted on 02/11/2013 5:43:21 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: kristinn

They voted to stay on obama’s plantation and have no one to blame but themselves. Hahahahahaha


34 posted on 02/11/2013 5:45:48 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: forgotten man

How do you say ‘Straight Outta Compton’ in Spanish?


35 posted on 02/11/2013 5:47:45 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Tzimisce
Why are black people so racist?

The hard left has been indoctrinating them to hate 'whitey' for nearly half a century - that's why.

36 posted on 02/11/2013 5:52:56 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: dfwgator
How do you say ‘Straight Outta Compton’ in Spanish?

Probably won't be that long til we find out.

I graduated from Compton High in the early 70s. I remember one day some of us kids in the drama class were rummaging around in a back room in the auditorium, trying to find stuff to make stage costumes.

We ran across an old Compton High yearbook from the fifties, and opened it up to have a look. Every face in there was white. Being kids, it came as quite a reality adjustment to us.

37 posted on 02/11/2013 5:58:55 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Mark

like blacks who worship this clown will eevr care what their messiah does.
They get told to vote for their non white guy and then defend him not knowing anything about this clown or what he stands for.

Blacks were supposed to be against feces pokers and yet they voted for him
they vote for the party of the KKK, slavery anti civil rights, segregation but as long they get their non white guy in power and get their food stamps as I was told off a fmaly of them then that is all they care


38 posted on 02/11/2013 6:15:47 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: kristinn

Someone should tell ‘em to relax - Obama wouldn’t have won a second term without the votes of America’s army of illegals.

He has to do SOMETHING for ‘em.


39 posted on 02/11/2013 6:18:11 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: PhilCollins

lets not forget I know many whites from Africa who now live here and they hate the term African AMerican as to the dummies out there they think AA is just black people


40 posted on 02/11/2013 6:18:24 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: kristinn
Sadly, there is no successor to Barbara Jordan.
41 posted on 02/11/2013 6:24:31 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: ExCTCitizen

other day in win dixie here I was checking out and asked the young girl if half the people had food stamps etc, she said over half.
The bagger told me they should because people have babies and can;t afford their food.

I said right away maybe they should not have babies and she looked stunned, turns out this woman had a few kids all on welfare and many are having kids because they want their welfare and handouts, not her exact words mind you.

It;s sick how they bang out more kids today knowing we’ll pay for them and they can get over 200 pound at just over 5 foot and then buy their crap food with their welfare.

She even told me how to get welfare which I told her I did not want it and I want my kids to grow up with a work ethic etc.

She then tld me how in her community they apply for school, get a few thousand and only go to one class and then keep the money

Is that true, can they really do that?

Get a grant and then only go to one class and keep the rest


42 posted on 02/11/2013 6:24:41 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Windflier

I;ve spoken to many blacks at the boxing gym and there is truly a big differenceof views on how and what America is, not all blacks but many, though especially the women.

The women, wow, they really go off at the deep end and one blakc guy said to me “now you know why many of us prefer white women”

There is hardly a thin black woman around here, all seem mouthy and yet not very knowledgeable, I’ve found talking to the men is better but they too try and stay away from those kind of women.

The disconnect is massive and the GOP needs to go to their churches and mention social issues, how the party of the Dems put them into slavery segregation etc.

they are worse off now and it still seems many do not get it or don’t want to.

I will say this too.
Racism towards whites off many , not all in the black community is wore with a badge of honor.
I will never forget going to a black college which in itself is racist and we wnet for a boxing fight , my son was fighting and the racism towards myson and my wife was the most disgusting acts of racism I have ever heard, it was out there in the public, being shouted and laughed at


43 posted on 02/11/2013 6:30:56 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: kristinn

Democrats aren’t going to waste any political capital on a voting block that gives them 90+% of their vote. The Dems could lose 15% of that in any given election and it wouldn’t be worth a dime to try and stop it.


44 posted on 02/11/2013 6:33:49 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: kristinn

Ain’t wanting to share that free pie.


45 posted on 02/11/2013 6:39:31 PM PST by crosshairs (All we are saying, is give a high cap piece a chance.)
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To: Mark

“Someone needs to be held accountable, and pay for all of this”.

Unbelievable.


46 posted on 02/11/2013 6:43:46 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: PhilCollins

I have a few white South African friends. If they moved here their kids would be truly African-Americans but it won’t fly.


47 posted on 02/11/2013 6:56:09 PM PST by USAF80
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To: Vince Ferrer
...any promises given to them by white liberals were just pillow talk.

Or, press "1" for English, Tyrone.

48 posted on 02/11/2013 7:00:55 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: forgotten man
Take a look at Compton, CA. Compton is next to Watts. Black people are being told to get out by the Klan with a tan.

Crime is plunging in Compton. From 1999 to 2011, murders went down 68% in Compton, but only 30% in LA, and Compton had a bigger % increase in population.

49 posted on 02/11/2013 7:03:11 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: manc
Racism towards whites off many , not all in the black community is wore with a badge of honor.

What can I say? It's a manufactured and self-replicating group pathology. I'm sorry that your family was forced to experience it up close and personal.

50 posted on 02/11/2013 7:24:45 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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